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    Joe Tian

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    Gov Team Article

    Post  Joe Tian on Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:26 pm

    Please copy edit when this article is posted =D.

    derekha

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    Re: Gov Team Article

    Post  derekha on Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:32 pm

    You know those rumors floating around campus that all seniors are slackers? That they spend their days listlessly waiting for graduation, going through the motions of school with no incentive to do well? That Senioritis has killed their zeal, their motivation, and their desire to excel?
    LIES.
    Just ask a member of the AHS We the People: the Citizen and the Constitution team (just Constitution team or Gov team for short), which traveled to Sacramento on Feb. 2-5 and took home the first place trophy at the California State Finals. Reclaiming the title for the first time since 1997, this year’s team finally snapped a streak of second, third, and fourth place finishes. It now has the privilege of representing California in Washington D.C., where the national championships will be held in late April.
    “Some quote about how great it is we won,” said senior Someone’s Name, “continue quote…trying to fill up space here…yay!”
    The team consists of 30 A.P. American Government students who compete in simulated congressional hearings about the United States Constitution and system of government. They are divided into six units of five students, each focusing on a different area of expertise such as the Founding Fathers (Unit Two) or the Bill of Rights (Unit Five).
    The process of preparing for competition is rigorous and time-consuming, but the team is propelled by a seemingly inexhaustible well of self-motivation. Day after day, week after week, members tirelessly scour the Internet for resources, peruse a variety of textbooks, reread the Constitution, and keep up with the latest current events. Your idea of fun might be sitting yourself in front of the computer and Youtube-ing the evening away. Theirs is getting together with their unit-mates to watch President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.
    “Quote about how effing hard everyone works,” said Senior Someone Else, “quote quote quote, quote quote quote quote.”
    Of course, diligence alone would never have been enough to take these dedicated seniors all the way to nationals. They owe their success to the invaluable guidance and inspiration of their teacher, Mr. Kevin Fox, as well as the group of local attorneys, city council members, and college students who voluntarily serve as coaches of individual units. On top of meeting with the team every day during fourth period, Mr. Fox invariably shows up to Monday night practice sessions at the Arcadia City Council Chambers and various unit meetings throughout the week – undeterred even by a fragile back.
    “Quote extolling the virtues of the fantastic Mr. Fox,” said so-and-so, “finish quote here. Blah blah blah blah blah.”
    On the first week of February, Mr. Fox, the unit coaches, and the members of Constitution team finally saw their sacrifices pay off. Saving their best for when it mattered most, every unit was spitting out Constitution references and Supreme Court cases like no other, showcasing the end-product of six months of blood, sweat, and tears.
    “Quote from Mr. Fox,” Mr. Fox, “continue quote here.”
    Congratulations to the 2009-2010 California We the People State Champions, and best of luck in representing the school and the state at nationals!

    ashleychi

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    Re: Gov Team Article

    Post  ashleychi on Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:33 am

    EDIT 1

    You know those rumors floating around campus that [insert 'claim'] all seniors are slackers? That they spend their days listlessly waiting for graduation, going through the motions of school with no incentive to do well? That Senioritis has killed their zeal, their motivation, and their desire to excel?
    LIES.
    Just ask a member of the AHS We the People: the Citizen and the Constitution team (just Constitution team or Gov team for short), which traveled to Sacramento on Feb. 2-5 and took home the first place trophy at the California State Finals. Reclaiming the title for the first time since 1997, this year’s team finally snapped a streak of second, third, and fourth place finishes. It now has the privilege of representing California in Washington D.C., where the national championships will be held in late April.
    “Some quote about how great it is we won,” said senior Someone’s Name, “continue quote…trying to fill up space here…yay!”
    The team consists of 30 A.P. American Government students who compete in simulated congressional hearings about the United States Constitution and system of government. They are divided into six units of five students, each focusing on a different area of expertise such as the Founding Fathers (Unit Two) or the Bill of Rights (Unit Five).
    The process of preparing for competition is rigorous and time-consuming, but the team is propelled by a seemingly inexhaustible well of self-motivation. Day after day, week after week, members tirelessly scour the Internet for resources, peruse a variety of textbooks, reread the Constitution, and keep up with the latest current events. Your idea of fun might be sitting yourself in front of the computer and Youtube-ing the evening away. Theirs is getting together with their unit-mates to watch President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.
    “Quote about how effing hard everyone works,” said Senior Someone Else, “quote quote quote, quote quote quote quote.”
    Of course, diligence alone would never have been enough to take these dedicated seniors all the way to nationals. They owe their success to the invaluable guidance and inspiration of their teacher, Mr. Kevin Fox, as well as the group of local attorneys, city council members, and college students who voluntarily serve as coaches of individual units. On top of meeting with the team every day during fourth period, Mr. Fox invariably shows up to Monday night practice sessions at the Arcadia City Council Chambers and various unit meetings throughout the week – undeterred even by a fragile back.
    “Quote extolling the virtues of the fantastic Mr. Fox,” said so-and-so, “finish quote here. Blah blah blah blah blah.”
    On the first week of February, Mr. Fox, the unit coaches, and the members of Constitution team finally saw their sacrifices pay off. Saving their best for when it mattered most, every unit was spitting out Constitution references and Supreme Court cases like no other, showcasing the end-product of six months of blood, sweat, and tears.
    “Quote from Mr. Fox,” Mr. Fox, “continue quote here.”
    Congratulations to the 2009-2010 California We the People State Champions, and best of luck in representing the school and the state at nationals!. [delete]

    note- good job Very Happy good luck at nationals!

    derekha

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    Re: Gov Team Article

    Post  derekha on Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:17 am

    You know those rumors floating around telling you that all seniors are slackers? That they spend their days just going through the motions of school as they await graduation? That Senioritis has killed their zeal, their motivation, and their ability to excel?
    LIES.
    The members of the AHS We the People: the Citizen and the Constitution team (a.k.a. Gov team) prove that seniors can be passionate, ambitious, and committed. On Feb. 2-5, they traveled to Sacramento and took home the first place trophy at the California State Finals, reclaiming the title for the first time since 1997. Snapping a long streak of second, third, and fourth place finishes, they will now represent California at the National Finals, which will take place late April in Washington D.C.
    This marks the first time that Gov Team’s current coach, Mr. Kevin Fox, will go to Nationals.
    “A quote about how great it is we won,” said the fantastic Mr. Fox, reacting to the long-overdue triumph, “continue quote…fill up space here…woohoo!”
    Gov team consists of thirty A.P. Government students competing in simulated congressional hearings about the United States Constitution and government. They are divided into six units, each focusing on a different area of expertise such as the Founding Fathers (Unit Two) or the Bill of Rights (Unit Five).
    The team spent Feb. 3 touring Sacramento and even met Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who shook their hands and correctly predicted their victory. Competition took place over the following two days. In every round, each unit presented an opening statement before taking follow-up questions from judges, some of whom were former Congressmen or Civil Rights attorneys.
    “It was breathtaking to be in the moment,” said Daphne Fan, a member of Unit Six, “Just feeling the words slip out of your mouth and knowing that you’re impressing the judges – all the time and effort you’ve put in is suddenly worth it.”
    Indeed, preparation for competition is rigorous and time-consuming. Day after day, week after week, members tirelessly make good use of Google, peruse different textbooks, reread the Constitution, and keep up with current events. Your idea of fun might be Youtube-ing the evening away. Theirs is getting together with their unit to watch the State of the Union address.
    “The entire experience has been surreal,” said Unit Five’s Pallavi Bugga, “I met the most incredible people and have learned so much.”
    Fortunately, the journey did not end in Sacramento. Saving their best for when it mattered most, every unit was spitting out Constitutional references and Supreme Court cases like no other, showcasing the end-product of six months worth of blood, sweat, and tears.
    Their success, of course, was only made possible by the guidance and inspiration of Mr. Fox and the local attorneys, politicians, and college students who volunteer to coach individual units. On top of meeting with the team every day at school, Mr. Fox invariably shows up to Monday night practices at the Arcadia City Council Chambers and various unit meetings throughout the week, undeterred even by a fragile back.
    “Mr. Fox is the white-robed shepherd and we are the sheep,” claims Jesse Li, a proud member of Unit 3, “Without him, we would probably dangling off some cliff right now. We love you, Mr. Fox.”
    Congratulations to Mr. Fox, the unit coaches, and the 2009-2010 California We the People State Champions. Best of luck in representing the school and the state at nationals!

    ashleychi

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    Re: Gov Team Article

    Post  ashleychi on Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:23 pm

    EDIT 2

    You know those rumors floating around telling you that all seniors are slackers? That they spend their days just going through the motions of school as they await graduation? That Senioritis has killed their zeal, their motivation, and their ability to excel?
    LIES.
    The members of the AHS We the People: the Citizen and the Constitution team (a.k.a. Gov team) prove that seniors can be passionate, ambitious, and committed. On Feb. 2-5, they traveled to Sacramento and took home the first place trophy at the California State Finals, reclaiming the title for the first time since 1997. Snapping a long streak of second, third, and fourth place finishes, they will now represent California at the National Finals, which will take place late April in Washington D.C.
    This marks the first time that Gov Team’s current coach, Mr. Kevin Fox, will go to Nationals.
    “A quote about how great it is we won,” said the fantastic Mr. Fox, reacting to the long-overdue triumph, “continue quote…fill up space here…woohoo!”
    Gov team consists of thirty [30] A.P. Government students competing in simulated congressional hearings about the United States Constitution and government. They are divided into six units, each focusing on a different area of expertise such as the Founding Fathers (Unit Two) or the Bill of Rights (Unit Five).
    The team spent Feb. 3 touring Sacramento and even met Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who shook their hands and correctly predicted their victory. Competition took place over the following two days. In every round, each unit presented an opening statement before taking follow-up questions from judges, some of whom were former Congressmen [don't capitalize] or Civil Rights [don't capitalize] attorneys.
    “It was breathtaking to be in the moment,” said Daphne Fan, a member of Unit Six, [replace with period] “Just feeling the words slip out of your mouth and knowing that you’re impressing the judges – all the time and effort you’ve put in is suddenly worth it.”
    Indeed, preparation for competition is rigorous and time-consuming. Day after day, week after week, members tirelessly make good use of Google, peruse different textbooks, reread the Constitution, and keep up with current events. Your idea of fun might be Youtube-ing the evening away. Theirs is getting together with their unit to watch the State of the Union address.
    “The entire experience has been surreal,” said Unit Five’s Pallavi Bugga, [period] “I met the most incredible people and have learned so much.”
    Fortunately, the journey did not end in Sacramento. Saving their best for when it mattered most, every unit was spitting out Constitutional references and Supreme Court cases like no other, showcasing the end-product of six months worth of blood, sweat, and tears.
    Their success, of course, was only made possible by the guidance and inspiration of Mr. Fox and the local attorneys, politicians, and college students who volunteer to coach individual units. On top of meeting with the team every day at school, Mr. Fox invariably shows up to Monday night practices at the Arcadia City Council Chambers and various unit meetings throughout the week, undeterred even by a fragile back.
    “Mr. Fox is the white-robed shepherd and we are the sheep,” claims Jesse Li, a proud member of Unit 3, “Without him, we would probably dangling off some cliff right now. We love you, Mr. Fox.”
    Congratulations to Mr. Fox, the unit coaches, and the 2009-2010 California We the People State Champions. Best of luck in representing the school and the state at nationals [capitalize] !

    derekha

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    Re: Gov Team Article

    Post  derekha on Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:29 pm

    You know those rumors floating around telling you that all seniors are slackers? That they spend their days just going through the motions of school as they await graduation? That Senioritis has killed their zeal, their motivation, and their ability to excel?
    LIES.
    The members of the AHS We the People: the Citizen and the Constitution team (a.k.a. Gov team) prove that seniors can be passionate, ambitious, and committed. On Feb. 2-5, they traveled to Sacramento and took home the first place trophy at the California State Finals, reclaiming the title for the first time since 1997. Snapping a long streak of second, third, and fourth place finishes, they will now represent California at the National Finals, which will take place late April in Washington D.C.
    This marks the first time that Gov Team’s current coach, Mr. Kevin Fox, will go to Nationals.
    “A quote about how great it is we won,” said the fantastic Mr. Fox, reacting to the long-overdue triumph, “continue quote…fill up space here…woohoo!”
    Gov team consists of 30 A.P. Government students competing in simulated congressional hearings about the United States Constitution and government. They are divided into six units, each focusing on a different area of expertise such as the Founding Fathers (Unit Two) or the Bill of Rights (Unit Five).
    The team spent Feb. 3 touring Sacramento and even met Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who shook their hands and correctly predicted their victory. Competition took place over the following two days. In every round, each unit presented an opening statement before taking follow-up questions from judges, some of whom were former congressmen or civil rights attorneys.
    “It was breathtaking to be in the moment,” said Daphne Fan, a member of Unit Six. “Just feeling the words slip out of your mouth and knowing that you’re impressing the judges – all the time and effort you’ve put in is suddenly worth it.”
    Indeed, preparation for competition is rigorous and time-consuming. Day after day, week after week, members tirelessly make good use of Google, peruse different textbooks, reread the Constitution, and keep up with current events. Your idea of fun might be Youtube-ing the evening away. Theirs is getting together with their unit to watch the State of the Union address.
    “The entire experience has been surreal,” said Unit Five’s Pallavi Bugga. “I met the most incredible people and have learned so much.”
    Fortunately, the journey did not end in Sacramento. Saving their best for when it mattered most, every unit was spitting out Constitutional references and Supreme Court cases like no other, showcasing the end-product of six months worth of blood, sweat, and tears.
    Their success, of course, was only made possible by the guidance and inspiration of Mr. Fox and the local attorneys, politicians, and college students who volunteer to coach individual units. On top of meeting with the team every day at school, Mr. Fox invariably shows up to Monday night practices at the Arcadia City Council Chambers and various unit meetings throughout the week, undeterred even by a fragile back.
    “Mr. Fox is the white-robed shepherd and we are the sheep,” claimed Jesse Li, a proud member of Unit 3, “Without him, we would probably dangling off some cliff right now. We love you, Mr. Fox.”
    Congratulations to Mr. Fox, the unit coaches, and the 2009-2010 California We the People State Champions. Best of luck in representing the school and the state at Nationals!

    ashleychi

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    Re: Gov Team Article

    Post  ashleychi on Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:21 pm

    EDIT 3

    You know those rumors floating around telling you that all seniors are slackers? That they spend their days just going through the motions of school as they await graduation? That Senioritis has killed their zeal, their motivation, and their ability to excel?
    LIES.
    The members of the AHS We the People: the Citizen and the Constitution team (a.k.a. Gov team) prove that seniors can be passionate, ambitious, and committed. On Feb. 2-5, they traveled to Sacramento and took home the first place trophy at the California State Finals, reclaiming the title for the first time since 1997. Snapping a long streak of second, third, and fourth place finishes, they will now represent California at the National Finals, which will take place late April in Washington D.C.
    This marks the first time that Gov Team’s current coach, Mr. Kevin Fox, will go to Nationals.
    “A quote about how great it is we won,” said the fantastic Mr. Fox, reacting to the long-overdue triumph, “continue quote…fill up space here…woohoo!”
    Gov team consists of 30 A.P. Government students competing in simulated congressional hearings about the United States Constitution and government. They are divided into six units, each focusing on a different area of expertise such as the Founding Fathers (Unit Two) or the Bill of Rights (Unit Five).
    The team spent Feb. 3 touring Sacramento and even [delete] met Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who shook their hands and correctly predicted their victory. Competition took place over the following two days. In every round, each unit presented an opening statement before taking follow-up questions from judges, some of whom were former congressmen or civil rights attorneys.
    “It was breathtaking to be in the moment,” said Daphne Fan, a member of Unit Six. “Just feeling the words slip out of your mouth and knowing that you’re impressing the judges – all the time and effort you’ve put in is suddenly worth it.”
    Indeed, preparation for competition is rigorous and time-consuming. Day after day, week after week, members tirelessly make good use of Google, peruse different textbooks, reread the Constitution, and keep up with current events. Your idea of fun might be Youtube-ing the evening away. Theirs is getting together with their unit to watch the State of the Union address.
    “The entire experience has been surreal,” said Unit Five’s Pallavi Bugga. “I met the most incredible people and have learned so much.”
    Fortunately, the journey did not end in Sacramento. Saving their best for when it mattered most, every unit was spitting out Constitutional references and Supreme Court cases like no other, showcasing the end-product of six months worth of blood, sweat, and tears.
    Their success, of course, was only made possible by the guidance and inspiration of Mr. Fox and the local attorneys, politicians, and college students who volunteer to coach individual units. On top of meeting with the team every day at school, Mr. Fox invariably shows up to Monday night practices at the Arcadia City Council Chambers and various unit meetings throughout the week, undeterred even by a fragile back.
    “Mr. Fox is the white-robed shepherd and we are the sheep,” claimed Jesse Li, a proud member of Unit 3, “Without him, we would probably dangling off some cliff right now. We love you, Mr. Fox.”
    Congratulations to Mr. Fox, the unit coaches, and the 2009-2010 California We the People State Champions. Best of luck in representing the school and the state at Nationals!

    derekha

    Posts : 54
    Join date : 2009-08-31

    Re: Gov Team Article

    Post  derekha on Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:35 pm

    You know those rumors floating around telling you that all seniors are slackers? That they spend their days just going through the motions of school as they await graduation? That Senioritis has killed their zeal, their motivation, and their ability to excel?
    LIES.
    The members of the AHS We the People: the Citizen and the Constitution team (a.k.a. Gov team) prove that seniors can be passionate, ambitious, and committed. On Feb. 2-5, they traveled to Sacramento and took home the first place trophy at the California State Finals, reclaiming the title for the first time since 1997. Snapping a long streak of second, third, and fourth place finishes, they will now represent California at the National Finals, which will take place late April in Washington D.C.
    This marks the first time that Gov Team’s current coach, Mr. Kevin Fox, will go to Nationals.
    “Although I have enjoyed each and every team throughout my involvement with this program, this year's group is special,” said the fantastic Mr. Fox, reacting to the long-overdue triumph. “They came together as a real team, a community of equals in which everyone focused on the shared mission, made the necessary commitments and at times sacrifices to rise to the level of champions. I'm proud beyond words."
    Gov team consists of 30 A.P. Government students competing in simulated congressional hearings about the United States Constitution and government. They are divided into six units, each focusing on a different area of expertise such as the Founding Fathers (Unit Two) or the Bill of Rights (Unit Five).
    The team spent Feb. 3 touring Sacramento and met Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who shook their hands and correctly predicted their victory. Competition took place over the following two days. In every round, each unit presented an opening statement before taking follow-up questions from judges, some of whom were former congressmen or civil rights attorneys.
    “It was breathtaking to be in the moment,” said Daphne Fan, a member of Unit Six. “Just feeling the words slip out of your mouth and knowing that you’re impressing the judges – all the time and effort you’ve put in is suddenly worth it.”
    Indeed, preparation for competition is rigorous and time-consuming. Day after day, week after week, members tirelessly make good use of Google, peruse different textbooks, reread the Constitution, and keep up with current events. Your idea of fun might be Youtube-ing the evening away. Theirs is getting together with their unit to watch the State of the Union address.
    “The entire experience has been surreal,” said Unit Five’s Pallavi Bugga. “I met the most incredible people and have learned so much.”
    Fortunately, the journey did not end in Sacramento. Saving their best for when it mattered most, every unit was spitting out Constitutional references and Supreme Court cases like no other, showcasing the end-product of six months worth of blood, sweat, and tears.
    Their success, of course, was only made possible by the guidance and inspiration of Mr. Fox and the local attorneys, politicians, and college students who volunteer to coach individual units. On top of meeting with the team every day at school, Mr. Fox invariably shows up to Monday night practices at the Arcadia City Council Chambers and various unit meetings throughout the week, undeterred even by a fragile back.
    “Mr. Fox is the white-robed shepherd and we are the sheep,” claimed Jesse Li, a proud member of Unit 3, “Without him, we would probably dangling off some cliff right now. We love you, Mr. Fox.”
    Congratulations to Mr. Fox, the unit coaches, and the 2009-2010 California We the People State Champions. Best of luck in representing the school and the state at Nationals!

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